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Offline JM

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Abbas Tumani - residence of GD Georgiy Alexandrovitch
« on: April 29, 2004, 04:47:31 PM »
Somebody please answer Thomas' question.

I really want to know.

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Re: Abbas Tumani - residence of GD Georgiy Alexandrovitch
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2004, 11:11:01 AM »
Abastumani was a popular mountain resort during the Soviet period. Now independent Georgia is undergoing a continuing political unrest and economic distress, and the whole area seems far from secure... They still maintain some facilities - see their supposedly English website. It makes no mention of Abastumani's Romanovs-related history but shows the beautiful scenery.

The place is well-known in the astrophysical scientific community due to a nearby observatory founded by GD George shortly before his death.
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Re: Abbas Tumani - residence of GD Georgiy Alexandrovitch
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2005, 11:04:11 AM »
I cant recall the name of his home in the Caucasus, A.T.I think are the first letters of the two words. What ever happen to it and is it still in Russia?

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Re: Abbas Tumani - residence of GD Georgiy Alexandrovitch
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2005, 11:33:20 AM »
George lived at Abas Tuman in the Caucasus Mountains, where the air was supposed to be more beneficial to him due to his tubercular condition.  He also had the first observatory (I think) built on the estate with his own money.  I haven't been able to find a picture of the estate, however.  Is anyone aware if there are any pictures floating around out there?  Thanks!

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Re: Abbas Tumani - residence of GD Georgiy Alexandrovitch
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2005, 11:42:54 AM »
I have some,but no scanner! It was very beautiful.Do you know if its still in Russia?

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Re: Abbas Tumani - residence of GD Georgiy Alexandrovitch
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2005, 11:54:05 AM »
From what I have been able to find, Abas Tuman is in the modern country of Georgia, near the capital of Tblisi.  Not sure if it still standing...

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Re: Abbas Tumani - residence of GD Georgiy Alexandrovitch
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2005, 12:15:44 PM »
Thanks for that, I have been wondering about it for along time. Wish I had scanner, the pictures are very beautiful.

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Re: Abbas Tumani - residence of GD Georgiy Alexandrovitch
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2005, 09:46:19 AM »
According to the 1914 edition of Baedeker's Russia , Abbas-Tuman had two Grand-ducal villas which burned down in 1913.  There also was a chapel standing where George Alexandrovich died in 1899 but I doubt that  it is still there either.

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Re: Abbas Tumani - residence of GD Georgiy Alexandrovitch
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2005, 10:20:09 AM »
Thats very sad information, thanks.

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Re: Abbas Tumani - residence of GD Georgiy Alexandrovitch
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2005, 01:58:40 PM »
Felix, if you access the Other Palaces group of threads, and scroll a little bit further down, you will see a thread called Abas Tumani, which has some additional information on the estate.  I just found the thread myself.   :D

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Re: Abbas Tumani - residence of GD Georgiy Alexandrovitch
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2005, 10:53:58 PM »
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There also was a chapel standing where George Alexandrovich died in 1899 but I doubt that  it is still there either.


I found this painting of a chapel in Abas Tuman by the famous Russian painter Mikhail Nesterov, dated 1900:
http://www.agniart.ru/eng/item-20266~Art-prints-on-canvas~Nesterov-Mikhail~Abastuman-Art-print-on-canvas

It might well be the chapel built where GD George died.
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Re: Abbas Tumani - residence of GD Georgiy Alexandrovitch
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2005, 08:43:57 AM »
I don't  think it is the chapel, becouse it is too small.

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Re: Abbas Tumani - residence of GD Georgiy Alexandrovitch
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2005, 02:08:05 AM »
Has anyone photos of this palace?

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Re: Abbas Tumani - residence of GD Georgiy Alexandrovitch
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2005, 06:11:30 AM »
Palace of GD Georgiy in Abbas-Tuman


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Re: Abbas Tumani - residence of GD Georgiy Alexandrovitch
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2005, 07:27:27 PM »
Map of Abastumani Geogia